Quotes from Maharajji

Here is a selection of 108 Quotes of things said by Maharajji, in alphabetical order.


1 A saint never accepts money.
2 All is God's will, but Maya prevents you from knowing it's all God's will. He gave us eyes, ears, nose, mouth. But He also gave us wisdom to use them to attain God.
3 All religions are the same, they all lead to God. God is everybody... The same blood flows through us all, the arms, the legs, the heart, all are the same. See no difference, see all the same.
4 All the money in the world is mine. Even the money in America.
5 All women are mothers and sisters, and all men fathers and brothers in God's family.
6 As long as the time does not arrive, one cannot die.
7 Ask God or Hanuman. I'm just an ordinary being. I can do nothing.
8 Attachment is the strongest block to realization.
9 Change is the way of the world, and if in this Kali yuga (Dark Age) it has to go this way, let it go. Unless you are the Lord, you can't stop it anyway, so why berate it?
10 Christ died for truth.
11 Cleanse the mirror of your heart, and you will see God.
12 Clear the mind of all worldly things. If you can't control your mind, how will you realize God?
13 Clinging to money is a lack of faith in God.
14 Constant repetition of God's name, even without feelings of devotion, in anger or lethargy, brings out his grace. Once this is realized, there is no room for misgivings.
15 Due to individual karma, people must be sent away from a saint. How this is done varies. When the time for the association ends, the separation must occur.
16
Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart... You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.
17 Everything is impermanent, except the love of God.
18 Everywhere I look I see only Ram, and that's why I'm always honoring everything.
19 For a sadhu to stay in one place means trouble. A moving yogi, and a moving river... impurities and sediments and filth can never settle there. If I stay here, attachment will form.
20 Forgiveness is the greatest weapon, because a saint so armed is unperturbable...he can give up anger immediately.
21 Give up money, and all wealth is yours.
22 God will give you everything you need for your spiritual development. Hold on to nothing.
23 He chided: "This world is all attachment. Yet you get worried because you are attached."
24 He was crucified so that his spirit could spread thoughout the world. He sacrificed his body for the dharma. He never died, he never died. He is Atman (the Soul), living in the hearts of all.
25 I am everybody's guru.
26 I am here and I am in America. Whoever remembers me, I go to.
27 "I am in the world but not concerned with the world. I am going through the marketplace, but not as a purchaser." ~Maharajji quoting Kabir
28 I am the father of the world. The whole world is my child.
29 I could have been such a great saint if I weren't so compassionate.
30 I could not get angry with you, even in a dream.
31 I do nothing. God does everything.
32 I don't want anything. I exist only to serve others.
33 I have no powers. I don't know anything.
34 I will never allow one of my people to escape from me.
35 If the clay in a pot is unbaked, then when the pot breaks, the clay is reused. But if the pot is baked, then when it breaks, it is thrown away.
36 If you are free of attachment, you will lead a simle life in a simple environment.
37 If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.
38 If you desire a mango at the moment of death, you'll be born an insect. If you even desire the next breath, you will take birth again.
39 If you do not make it empty, how will you fill it up again?
40 If you have a toothache, you do what you do, but the mind remains on the tooth.
41 If you have enough faith, you can give up money and possessions. God will give you everything you need for your spiritual development.
42
If you want to see God, kill desires. Desires are in the mind. When you have a desire for something, don't act on it and it will go away. If you desire to drink this cup of tea, don't, and the desire for it will fall away."
43 If your kundalini (spinal energy) awakens, you can go to America without a plane.
44 In India, yoga flows with the blood of the people.
45 India is a golden bird. It is a country of rishis and saints.
46 It doesn't matter if you are married or not, it only matters how much you love God.
47 It is not necessary to meet your guru on the physical plane. The guru isnot external.
48 It's better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.
49 Just as you filter water, have a working knowledge of Gurus.
50 Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.
51 Keep me in your heart.
52 Kumbhak (retention of breath) can be attained through bhakti (devotion) also. When the emotion reaches climax, the breath stops and the mind becomes fixed.
53 Kundalini rests below the navel. It can be raised by the Guru's grace, by the gentle, simple touch of the Guru's hand.
54 Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ.
55 Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity.
56 Love the poor. Serve them. Give everything to the poor, even your clothing. Give it all away. Jesus gave away all, including His body.
57 LSD allows you to come into the room and pranam to Christ, but after two hours you must leave. The best medicine is to love Christ.
58 Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment - These are all paths to hell.
59 Ma, what am I to do - there is no eye that can follow mw. No one knows me, no one understands me. What am I to do? (Said four days before He left His body)
60 Maharajji used to say that bodies should be cremated because it minimizes the craving of the soul to get back into the body. The last possession has been given away.
61 Marriage is more attachment. You need more devotion and discipline to have union with God when you are married.
62 Meditate to raise the kundalini. Think about God; it will go right up.
63 Meditation is good, one can attain a pure mind by one-pointedness and detachment. Meditate upon one point and you will know God.
64 Money brings anxieties.
65 Money is an obstacle. One in communion with God needs no money.
66 Money is never a problem. The difficulty is in the correct use of it. Lakhs and crores (large amounts) of rupees would come easily if they were going to be put to wise use.
67 Money should be used to help others.
68 Never hurt another's heart.
69 Often one goes for one thing and finds another
70 People are quick to take a chapatti, but slow to take the name of God.
71 Saints and birds don't collect. Saints give away what they have.
72 Saints did Jap (japa) and Sadhana for 10,000 years..., only then they could succeed in Jap, Meditation and Yoga. But people want to be expert within 5-7 months only.
73 See all women as mothers, serve them as your mother. When you see the entire world as the mother, the ego falls away.
74 Serve as Hanuman served
75 Serve the poor and remember God. You become one with Christ.
76 Temples are but piles of stones. Attachment holds you back."
77 The best form to worship God is every form.
78 The best service you can do is to keep your thoughts on God. Keep God in mind every minute.
79 The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.
80
The great sadhus don't have a human body. They are omnipresent. If a saint changes form, he doesn't necessarily have to take on a human body. The soul is the small form and the human body is the huge form.
81 The guru must know everything about you.
82 The heart never grows old.
83 The mind should always be engaged in work.
84
The people we meet in each birth, we are predestined to meet. It is also predestined how long you will be with a person, so you shouldn't get attached to trying to keep together or feel sad at loss. Realize that you will one day be separated, and then you will avoid that feeling of pain.
85 The whole universe is your home. All are your family.
86 To see God, you must have special eyes. Otherwise you cannot bear the shock.
87 Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say.
88
Truth is the most difficult tapasya. Men will hate you for telling the truth. They will call you names. They may even kill you, but you must tell the truth. If you live in truth, God will always stand with you.
89 Whatever may be guru - he may be a lunatic or a common person. Once you have accepted him, he is the lord of lords.
90
When a man has reached the point where he can sit in meditation for six months, there is no need of eating, no need of latrine or of rest. Only one drop of amrit nectar from the top of the head to the body keeps him alive. If a tiger eats that body there is no care, but only when the life comes back to the body will there be pain.
91 When asked how the heart could be purified, Maharaj-ji said, "Always speak the truth."
92 When you loan money to a saint, don't expect to get it back.
93 Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself.
94 "Why are you with such ego? One of these days you will have to leave this world and become one with the Earth." ~Maharajji quoting Kabir
95 With desires, Hatha yoga does not work. Today no one really knows Hatha yoga. It can't work through books. They used to fast and use herbs.
96 Work has to be done. What is to be done tomorrow must be done today, and what is to be done today must be done right now.
97 Work is God. Work is worship.
98 One should not talk of things which were not of any benefit to anyone and, if it is difficult to believe, it should not be said at all.
99 Worldly people go outward, but you must go inward like the tortoise, withdrawing within your shell.
100 Yad karane seham ajate hain / When you remember me I come to you
101 You can leave me. I won't leave you. Once I catch hold of you, I don't let go.
102 You can't realize God if you see differences. Learn to find the love within.
103 You get wisdom from suffering. You are alone with God when you are sick, in the cremation ground or hospital. You call on God when you suffer.
104 You must accept everyone and see in them the Lord. There is no other need for a saint.
105 You must accept the teachings of Christ and follow them. Christ said to be like a little child - never think or speak anything that could harm anyone.
106 You must honor Shiva through love. Ram and Shiva are the same. Ram worshipped Shiva, Shiva worshipped Ram, they are only one.
107
You should do your work, be friendly to everyone, and never quarrel with anyone. People who are jealous of you will oppose you in various ways but do not take it to heart. Do your work like a great hero and all will be well for you.
108 You should not talk about your wealth, wife, or sadhana or they will go away.
 

The original table was from the initial neemkarolibaba.com site, begun in 1999.
Using additional quotes from "Miracle of Love", on Feb 1, 2021, this table was expanded from 52 quotes to 108.